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How to Stop Getting Bit by Your Own Sweet Tooth

August 23, 2011 by Joyce Bunderson

Deciding to protect your teeth, your tummy, your heart and your hips from simple sugars is not such an easy decision in this world of cheap sweeteners. It seems as though it is being added everywhere; some places where we would expect it, and some, where we wouldn’t. Sugar (and its cousins – high fructose […]

More Summertime Ideas

June 24, 2011 by Mary Ireland

Mary Ireland discusses ways to avoid weight creep.

Loving Your Heart – Most of Us Only Get One

June 7, 2011 by Joyce Bunderson

My last post recounted the research, and explained the confusion about how little of the cholesterol in our blood comes from cholesterol found naturally in our foods, and how much (75%), is created within our bodies, stimulated negatively by saturated and trans fats and other factors. The problem with high total and LDL (bad/Mr. Hyde) […]

Tempest in a Teapot

May 6, 2011 by Mary Ireland

Mary Ireland discusses the controversy of Dr. Robert Lustig’s youtube video Sugar: The Bitter Truth and shares some ideas about it.

Reduce Your Diabetes Risk – Just Do It!

May 3, 2011 by Joyce Bunderson

As many of you know, who have read this blog for a while, we started this writing work to share what we learned with others, based upon the experience that my husband and partner in this company, and occasional blog author Dr. Grandpa (Vic) had after being diagnosed with Type 2 diabetes in 2004. In […]

Using the Word “Mediterranean” is No Substitute for the Real Thing

April 27, 2011 by Joyce Bunderson

Last week I reported on the offering of a pair of green colored capsules instead of actually eating a Mediterranean diet. It is clear that the strong research on the benefits of the Mediterranean style of eating is becoming well known. Predictably, marketers are trying to link their products to these benefits. Trouble is, the […]

The Tax Man Cometh

April 15, 2011 by Mary Ireland

Tax Day – a time each year where we are forced to take a look at our finances. How beneficial it would be to have a similar day regarding our health. To some extent, as a culture we may choose to do this at the New Year, in the form of resolutions. Some of us […]

An Ounce of Prevention

April 1, 2011 by Mary Ireland

Mary Ireland discusses recent Alzheimer Disease research and shares a quick curry recipe.

A Pear-Shaped Body – Not a Safety Net!

March 29, 2011 by Joyce Bunderson

Dr. Grandma discusses a Lancet study’s outcome regarding apple and pear shapes.

Gaining Perspective

March 25, 2011 by Mary Ireland

Mary Ireland discusses the lesson she has learned mountain biking and shares a recipe for Ginger Pumpkin Carrot Soup